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I'm using Ubuntu, but I cannot change the date from the format mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy.

Where can I change this setting?

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Please mention where you are seeing the wrong format. Many programs in Ubuntu will show the date, not all use the same format. –  sleske Jul 7 '10 at 8:55

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The time format is dependent on your locale, which is a regional setting you can change. You can either:

  • modify /etc/environment and set LC_TIME to a locale which has this time format
  • create a new locale

See this article for more details.

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